Grasses http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Third Cutting Is The Charm For Florida Grower http://hayandforage.com/grasses/third-cutting-charm-florida-grower <div class="field-deck"> Horse-quality bermudagrass maintains steady $55/round bale price </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good weather helped one Florida grower produce a high-quality, good-yielding third cutting of Coastal bermudagrass.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/third-cutting-charm-florida-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/third-cutting-charm-florida-grower#comments Grasses Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:36:00 +0000 28341 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Baling at the Mark Randell farm, Wellborn, FL, was more productive at third cutting compared to the pest- and weather-challenged previous cuttings this year, he says.</p> <p>Photo: Randell Family</p> Thicken Up Thin Alfalfa Stands Now http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now <div class="field-deck"> Consider interseeding grasses, says Extension specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late summer is a good time to boost thinning alfalfa fields by interseeding grasses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now#comments Alfalfa Grasses Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 27011 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Interseeding grasses into alfalfa will keep fields or pastures productive, advises Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist.</p> Bemudagrass Stem Maggot Spreads To Florida http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida <div class="field-deck"> Infested hayfields turn brown in mid-summer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bermudagrass stem maggot, a pest found in parts of Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee, is also showing up in Florida hayfields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida#comments Grasses Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 26951 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Bermudagrass stem maggot damage causes a bronzing of bermudagrass hayfields.</p> Photo: Will Hudson, University of Georgia Clemson Beef And Forage Day Focuses On Bermudagrass Stem Maggot http://hayandforage.com/grasses/clemson-beef-and-forage-day-focuses-bermudagrass-stem-maggot <div class="field-deck"> South Carolina event is set for June 10 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest research findings on the bermudagrass stem maggot will be reported at a South Carolina field day on June 10. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/clemson-beef-and-forage-day-focuses-bermudagrass-stem-maggot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/clemson-beef-and-forage-day-focuses-bermudagrass-stem-maggot#comments Grasses Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:50:00 +0000 26071 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The bermudagrass stem maggot can cause considerable damage to bermudagrass.</p> Photo: University of Kentucky Southeastern Bermuda Hay Growers Cope With Winterkill http://hayandforage.com/grasses/southeastern-bermuda-hay-growers-cope-winterkill <div class="field-deck"> Entire fields were damaged in South Carolina and Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama growers are dealing with winterkill losses bermudagrass hay. Some are seeing recovery; some aren't.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/southeastern-bermuda-hay-growers-cope-winterkill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/southeastern-bermuda-hay-growers-cope-winterkill#comments Grasses Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:18:00 +0000 26031 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This is a South Carolina bermudagrass field suffering from winterkill caused by low fertility, additional potassium leaching, a late fall cutting and a hard winter - among other hindering factors. Surprisingly, it&#39;s one of the few fields that has made decent recovery. For more photos, some showing recovered fields, see our <a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/southeastern-bermudagrass-hay-winterkill-recovery-some-instances" target="_blank">photo gallery</a>.</p> Photo: John Andrae, Clemson University Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Is Here To Stay http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-here-stay <div class="field-deck"> Pest populations can be suppressed enough to avoid severe economic damage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Forage specialists have learned a lot about the bermudagrass stem maggot since it first invaded the South in 2010. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-here-stay#comments Grasses Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:20:00 +0000 25991 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Bermudagrass stem maggot damage causes a bronzing of bermudagrass hayfields.</p> Photo: Will Hudson, University of Georgia Rain Delays Florida Bermudagrass Harvest http://hayandforage.com/grasses/rain-delays-florida-bermudagrass-harvest <div class="field-deck"> Prolonged demand slowdown remains a concern, says grower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent rains delayed the bermudagrass harvest in Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/rain-delays-florida-bermudagrass-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/rain-delays-florida-bermudagrass-harvest#comments Grasses Tue, 27 May 2014 14:31:00 +0000 25931 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Florida hay growers finally got in the fields last week after waiting out rainy weather, says Tommy Jones.</p> Wet Spring Sets Back Mississippi Forages http://hayandforage.com/grasses/wet-spring-sets-back-mississippi-forages <div class="field-deck"> Warm-season grass-hay harvest is likely to be delayed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A wet spring has set back forage production in much of Mississippi. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/wet-spring-sets-back-mississippi-forages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/wet-spring-sets-back-mississippi-forages#comments Grasses Tue, 06 May 2014 18:29:00 +0000 25581 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Mississippi hay growers face early season challenges due to a wet spring, says Rocky Lemus, Mississippi State University forage specialist.</p> Photo: Fae Holin Scout Timothy For Cereal Rust Mite Now http://hayandforage.com/grasses/scout-timothy-cereal-rust-mite-now <div class="field-deck"> Tightly rolled leaf blades could signal pest’s presence </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cereal rust mite could be popping up in timothy hayfields and pastures. Know what to scout for. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/scout-timothy-cereal-rust-mite-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/scout-timothy-cereal-rust-mite-now#comments Grasses Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 25411 at http://hayandforage.com Will Stem Maggots Push Up Southeastern Hay Prices? http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass pest control could be passed on to buyers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Alabama grower may raise his hay prices if bermudagrass stem maggots need to be controlled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices#comments Grasses Hay Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 25151 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Keeping bermudagrass stem maggots in check could affect buyers of Southeastern hay this year, says Alabama grower Thomas Ridgeway.</p> Photo: Circle R Farms